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Holiday generosity appreciated

December 22, 2014 The season of giving goes on. The most recent examples of congratulations due include Slumberland Furniture and The Salvation Army and its bell ringers and contributors. more »»

Pottersville goes online

December 22, 2014 What is it that makes the holiday movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” feel so ancient? It’s the relationships, but which ones? Not George Bailey’s warm and loving family. more »»

Governing vs. giving

December 22, 2014 It’s the season for giving. That doesn’t mean it’s the season for government. Government creates loyalty in the minds of citizens by pretending to be Santa Claus, doling out gifts and favors. more »»

A Texas-sized plate dispute

December 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans might... more »»

Cameras on cops a good thing

December 21, 2014 Over the last month there has been a lot of talk about police violence as grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

K-9 officers, handlers worthy of praise

December 21, 2014 Last week, I had the opportunity to visit with Sgt. Dave Chapman and Saiber, one of the Minot Police Department’s K-9 officer. more »»

Higher education struggles at another crossroad

December 21, 2014 Higher education in North Dakota never seems to be out of the frying pan or the fire. more »»

Societal return on investment in higher education

December 21, 2014 In past editorials, I’ve focused primarily on the “return on investment” which students in North Dakota receive for their investment in public higher education. more »»

Wise Warren and Crazy Cruz

December 21, 2014 Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. more »»

It takes two to negotiate

December 20, 2014 It is no wonder Israelis are so frustrated with the “international community” and, in particular, the United States. more »»

Jonathan Gruber should’ve been Time’s Person of the Year

December 20, 2014 Jonathan Gruber should have been Time’s Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the “Ebola Fighters” instead. Good for them; They’re doing God’s work. Still, Gruber would have been bette. more »»

Is government faithful to the Constitution?

December 20, 2014 When the government is waving at us with its right hand, so to speak, it is the government’s left hand that we should be watchin. more »»

Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s waterboy

December 20, 2014 Allow me to unite America’s left, right and center in just three words: No, Jeb, N. more »»

Time to put limit on secrecy

December 19, 2014 With all the worry over a “government shutdown” predominating news from Capitol Hill last week, one failure by Congress passed almost unnoticed. more »»

The left’s lawless shock troops

December 19, 2014 Anti-police protesters have found their enemy, and it is commuters and shoppers. more »»

Pence: National government is not the nation

December 19, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. more »»

The rise of Putinism

December 19, 2014 “Abe tightens grip on power as Japanese shun election.” So ran the page one headline of the Financial Times on the victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sunday’s elections. more »»

No action without conscience

December 18, 2014 Many voices have chimed during the past week in regard to the release of the U.. more »»

Consider the source

December 18, 2014 On election night in 1986, when John McCain won the U.S. more »»

Charity versus panhandling

December 18, 2014 I’m paying up at this discount store, and the nice woman at the cash register asks me something like, “Do you want to support a program to help homeless teenagers get drug counseling?” “Suppose I... more »»



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